Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” Season 4 live reunion was delayed for over an hour during its expected airtime.
While “Love Is Blind” fans expected to watch Season 4 couples rehash drama on Sunday’s live reunion, eager viewers were instead met with a Netflix crash. “Love is … late #LoveIsBlindLIVE will be on in 15 minutes!” Netflix tweeted at 5:02 PM PT, just minutes after the live reunion was expected to begin. As of over an hour into the start of the special, the event had not begun livestreaming for many.
Netflix said in a statement made almost two hours after the live event was scheduled to begin, “To everyone who stayed up late, woke up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon… we are incredibly sorry that the Love is Blind Live Reunion did not turn out as we had planned. We’re filming it now and we’ll have it on Netflix as soon as humanly possible. Again, thank you and sorry.”
The streamer then announced later Sunday that the now-prerecorded reunion will be available to stream on Monday at 12 p.m. PT.
But the damage had already been made, as the delayed start frustrated many “LIB” fans, even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who tweeted, “Someone call Lucia the seamstress to fix this. I believe in her,” and “Abbott Elementary’s” Quinta Brunson, who tweeted “@Netflix did you try unplugging it then plugging it back in.”
Even Blockbuster shaded the streamer for its technological difficulties, tweeting “Remember renting vhs’ from us. You could start it on time no problem… This is what we get.” Competing streaming services Peacock and Hulu also made their feelings clear.
“We would never keep you waiting for a Reunion,” Bravo TV tweeted.
The live reunion, which was expected to revisit the season’s most memorable moments and reveal how each couple’s relationship played out since the wedding day, marks the streamer’s first live event for the “Love Is Blind” franchise, following in the footsteps of comedian Chris Rock’s “Selective Outrage” live Netflix special, which premiered in March.
Next year’s 2024 Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are set to stream live on Netflix after streaming on Netflix’s YouTube channel during the 2023 awards season.
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